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Video Equipment Rentals Improves Competitive Position by Installing Calrec Audio Consoles in Flypack Rental Units

First Rental in Service Now at 2014 French Open

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — May 29, 2014 — Global audio and video equipment rental company Video Equipment Rentals (VER) has added two Calrec Audio digital consoles into rental flypacks that will cover events worldwide, the first of which is the 2014 French Open tennis tournament happening now. The Calrec consoles will enable VER to compete more strongly for opportunities in the mid- to large-scale flypack rental market.

“Calrec is the standard for broadcasting events such as the French Open, so with Calrec consoles in our new flypacks, it will be much easier for us to book these types of shows,” said Steve Cormier, director of broadcast audio and communications at Video Equipment Rentals. “Calrec has a reputation in the market for reliability and sound quality, and the majority of mixers are familiar and comfortable with Calrec, especially in OB and flypack situations. If you’re supplying a system based on a Calrec console, it’s a clear indication of the quality that the entire system is going to have.”

VER has installed two 64-fader Artemis consoles into a flypack that has two identical control rooms. In terms of I/O, each console has two 32 x 32 analog Hydra2, two AES Hydra2, and two MADI Hydra2. The first rental customer, the Tennis Channel, is using the flypack to provide broadcast facilities at the French Open for some of the world’s largest sports broadcasters. The flypack can be configured differently for every event, but for the French Open, the system relies heavily on MADI, taking feeds from the host broadcaster, six announce booths covering multiple courts, a voice-over booth, multiple video playback sources, and more. The control rooms are being used by different broadcasters at different times, with varying numbers of audio and video inputs and outputs being utilized at any given point. The Artemis system’s 64-fader surface is large enough to handle any audio scenario the broadcasters might face.

Both of VER’s new Calrec consoles are in use at the French Open, but ownership of two consoles gives VER the future flexibility to rent out the consoles separately and cover two different events simultaneously in situations requiring only one console. In addition, VER will also be able to rent out the Hydra2 I/O boxes independently of the consoles, filling a need among existing Calrec owners for rental Hydra2 boxes to supplement their systems.

“By installing Calrec consoles, VER not only has created a dynamic and flexible system for the French Open, but also has left itself well-positioned for a number of future rental scenarios because of Calrec’s reputation and level of industry acceptance,” said Dave Lewty, regional sales manager, Calrec. “VER’s installation is a great example of how Calrec can give rental companies an edge in the highly competitive equipment-for-hire marketplace.”

Information about Calrec and its products is available at calrec.com and community.calrec.com.

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About Calrec Audio Ltd.
Calrec Audio is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for 50 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital consoles relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec. More information is available at calrec.com and community.calrec.com.

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Biamp Systems Showcases TesiraFORTÉ at Business Breakthrough Event Paris 2014

Newly released DSP-based audio processors add customization options to simplify collaboration requirements

BEAVERTON, Oregon — May 29, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced its presence at the Business Breakthrough Event 2014 in Paris. The premier event will provide attendees with information, discussion platforms, and solution updates within the rapidly evolving unified communications space. As a gold-level sponsor, Biamp(R) will showcase its new TesiraFORTÉ digital signal processors and present an educational session titled “It’s Amazing What Happens When People Hear What You Say — Delivering Audio That Works.” Held in Paris on June 3, this one-day forum provides information on the changing role of present-day collaboration tools within the enterprise landscape.

Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ extends AVB to application-specific settings facilitating digital signal processing for everyday and enterprise-grade audio requirements. Available in eight preconfigured models (four AVB models and four non-AVB models) with fixed I/O configurations, TesiraFORTÉ leverages existing cabling infrastructures to enable cost-effective installations in a networked audio framework.

Held in the Main Room Salon Pacific from 2 to 2:30 p.m., Biamp’s educational session will provide attendees with information about the process of designing and implementing real-world audio projects by emphasizing flexibility, performance, and networking topics. Stephen Patterson, Biamp’s West Europe Regional Manager, will host the session. With over 15 years of experience within the professional AV industry, Patterson has successfully installed and managed a variety of AV system projects and participated in the design of extensive live event productions.

“We look forward to sharing our recently launched TesiraFORTÉ processors and hosting a highly informative speaking session at this year’s Business Breakthrough Event in Paris,” said Patterson. “By showcasing our DSP-audio solutions and discussing how an audio system can deliver more options for today’s environments, we will give attendees a first-hand glimpse at TesiraFORTÉ and how it can be used.”

More information on Biamp is available at www.biamp.com.

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About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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New BenQ S Series Projector Trio Powers Up Professional Installations

Latest High-Brightness Projectors Bring Colorific Image Quality, Installation-Friendly Benefits, and Energy-Saving Technology to Large Venues

COSTA MESA, Calif. — May 29, 2014 – BenQ America Corp., the fastest growing display brand in North America(1) and the world’s No. 1 DLP(R) projector manufacturer, today announced additions to its S Series line of high-brightness professional projectors. Made specifically to meet the demands of medium- to large-sized classrooms, corporate meeting rooms, and auditoriums, the company’s latest projectors provide up to 5,000 Colorific(TM) lumens to intensify projections in any professional installation environment.

“As projection technology continues to evolve, we continue to offer professional systems integrators enhanced performance and increased flexibility in our high-brightness series,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Rounded with a number of benefits including Colorific image quality, ease of installation and maintenance, and lamp-saving technology, our new S Series projectors deliver the complete package to amaze audiences while providing important efficiencies for IT and AV managers.”

Comprising the SX912, SH915, and SW916 projectors, the professional S Series line casts up to 5,000 lumens of brightness and boasts 11,000:1 contrast ratios to bring BenQ’s Colorific performance to large venues — delivering accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality via 1 billion colors. Eliminating both light burn and color degradation over extended usage and time, the devices reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while providing XGA (SX912), WXGA (SW916), and native full HD 1080p resolutions (SH915) for an incomparable viewing experience.

To bring greater simplicity to the installation and setup process, the S Series features a 1.5x big-zoom lens ratio, while the SW916 adds corner, surface fit, and 2D keystone capabilities. The SX912 projector offers LAN control, and both the SH915 and SW916 add display control. All models provide remote management and control, and multiple projectors can be centrally monitored for simplified maintenance across large facilities. Third-party integration with Crestron, RoomView, and PJLink further simplifies system interoperability. During operation, the projectors can easily display content via a built-in USB reader, as well as wirelessly (SH915 and SW916), allowing users to connect quickly using solid-state media storage drives or through the LAN to enable rapid content access without a PC connection.

Featuring BenQ’s world-leading SmartEco(TM) technology, the S Series projectors allow the automatic adjustment of lamp power based on the optimal amount of brightness that is required, enabling large venues to reduce their TCO while maintaining optimal contrast, brightest performance, and up to 3,800 hours of lamp life. To allow rapid rebooting whenever the devices are accidentally switched off, the projectors’ Instant Restart capabilities allow presenters and operators to reactivate the units immediately, within 90 seconds, during which time power is maintained at 30 percent for further energy efficiencies and convenience.

Providing the ultimate in connectivity, the S Series projectors are fully 3D PC, Blu-ray, and nVidia 3DTV Play ready. The three models provide microphone inputs for more streamlined presentations in addition to an audio pass-through function that preserves lamp life by enabling only sound when no image is needed.

Available now, BenQ’s SX912 and SH915 retail at $2,999, while the SW916 carries an MSRP of $3,499. More information about BenQ’s full line of professional projectors is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the fastest growing projector brand in North America(1), the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, and the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

(1) Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.”

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Create a demo for a chance to win Steven Wilson’s Ghostwriter and 2 VIP Passes to Steven’s concert & meet the band!

Hollywood, CA (May 30, 2014) – EASTWEST and Steven Wilson offer an exciting contest starting now through the end of June. Composers and musicians who create a demo with Ghostwriter (or a trial version) can enter to win the full version, 2 VIP tickets to a Steven Wilson concert and the chance to meet the band. A free 10-day license can be obtained at the contest entry page (iLok required).

The demo can be in any style and needs to be 2 minutes or longer and must be made using only the 800+ instruments and presets in Ghostwriter.

Entries can be submitted at the contest entry page. The top 10 entries will be voted on at the EASTWEST Facebook page before the June 30 deadline. Sharing with friends on Facebook will result in extra votes, and the entry with the most votes from Facebook voters will also receive a free fully licensed copy of Ghostwriter.

Producers Steven Wilson and Doug Rogers will select the top 3 entries by July 15. The winners will receive a fully licensed copy of Ghostwriter, plus 2 tickets each to a Steven Wilson concert if he performs in the winners area in the next year, with the option to meet Steven after the concert (please note: any travel or other expenses are not included and are the responsibility of the winner).

The winning demos will be posted at the Ghostwriter product pages as “official demos”. For full contest rules, visit the contest entry page.

GHOSTWRITER TRIAL | GO TO CONTEST

About Steven Wilson
One of the most eclectic and prolific artists in rock music, Steven Wilson has been writing, recording, and producing music continuously since the early nineties. Album releases and touring as leader of his band Porcupine Tree, and as a solo artist, Wilson is seen as the predominant progressive rock musician in the world today.

About EASTWEST
Founded by Doug Rogers in 1988, EASTWEST (soundsonline.com) is the most awarded and critically acclaimed producer of virtual (software) instruments in the world with clientele that spans the who’s who of the music, film, television, games, multimedia and performing arts. EASTWEST has led the industry for more than 25 years and provides composers with the very best music creation tools available. Based in Hollywood, USA, soundsonline.com is a wholly owned division of EASTWEST, and the leading source for professional sounds and virtual instruments. Based in Amsterdam, soundsonline-europe.com distributes EASTWEST/QUANTUM LEAP products in Europe. EASTWEST also owns and operates a large recording studio complex in Hollywood (eastweststudios.com), and sounds and software development divisions in Hollywood and Berlin, Germany.

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CLEAR-COM INTRODUCES KEY NEW PRODUCTS FOR HELIXNET™ PARTYLINE INTERCOM SYSTEM

Clear-Com® will present three new product additions that add significant flexibility and functionality to the HelixNet™ digital networked Partyline Intercom System at InfoComm 2014. The new units – HRM-4X Remote Station, HKB-2X Speaker Station and S-Mount – extend the digital product range to satisfy those workflow demands in live event corporate
production as well as arena and stadia and performing arts center fixed installations. Furthermore, HelixNet can be found in command and control business-related applications.

HelixNet is the industry’s first digital network partyline intercom system. It was designed as a digital version of Clear-Com’s industry-standard analog partyline system, bringing simplicity, efficiency and a powerful set of intelligent features to those users who require a cost-effective digital communication solution. Up to now the HelixNet line has consisted of the HMS-4X Main Station, the HBP-2X HelixNet Beltpack and several interface
modules. The newly launched units are:

  • HRM-4X Remote Station – provides the intercom functionality of the Main Station but without powering the system or housing interfaces, and is therefore
    a more compact unit. The Remote Station provides access to four simultaneous
    channels of intercom communication, plus program audio. It receives audio
    data, control data, and DC power via the same cable, and additionally has the
    capability to be locally powered via an external power supply or use
    Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection.
  • HKB-2X Speaker Station – receives four channels of intercom
    communications simultaneously over a single cable, and is able to monitor all
    four and communicate on any two of those channels at any given time. The user
    can also receive and monitor a separate level-controllable program feed. It can
    be mounted in a 4-gang wall box or be used with the optional S-Mount enclosure.
  • S-Mount - an attractive yet durable mount that enables the Speaker Station to be used in portable applications. It can be surface mounted or set as a desktop, enclosed
    and secure. The mount and display can be easily adjusted to different angles to
    better suit the user’s requirement. It includes a DC Power connector and XLR-3M
    and XLR-3F Powerline Intercom Ports for easy connection; additionally it has the capability to be locally powered via an external power supply or use Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection.

Simon Browne, Head of Product Management, Clear-Com, said, “Our analog partyline system, Encore, has been providing critical production communication capabilities for over 45 years. While the functionality of HelixNet is quite similar to Encore, it is however much more dynamic and flexible, plugs and plays elegantly with most existing cable infrastructure, and allows more intercom channels and users to be on a single system or to be networked than ever before. HelixNet has proved immensely popular with AV consultants, integrators and rental companies that require a simple yet effective digital communication system. These new additions to the HelixNet line round out our digital partyline offering and will continue to provide numerous user benefits that have not been delivered by any digital partyline system before.”

The HelixNet family of products, together with a wide range of other Clear-Com solutions,
will be available for demonstration on Stand C9140 at InfoComm 2014.

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Broadcast Pix Introduces VOX Lite Voice-Automated Control for Smaller Productions

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced VOX™ Lite, a small-scale version of its popular VOX voice-automated production option that works with any Flint™, Granite™ or Mica™ integrated production switcher. It will be demonstrated at InfoComm 2014 (C5737), which runs June 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Since it was introduced in 2011, VOX has become a popular automated solution for visual radio, as well as government and corporate meetings for television,Internet, and in-house projection. VOX and VOX Lite eliminate the need for an operator for live productions, as sophisticated software detects which microphone is in use and switches cameras for automatic video-follow-audio productions.

Using the power of Broadcast Pix’s built-in Fluent™ Macros, VOX Lite can also add or remove graphics, roll clips and animations, execute complex PiP compositions, and incorporate information from external data sources like Twitter to create an appealing visual experience. Multiple macros can be assigned to each microphone – and selection criteria can be established – to create varied shot selection and graphics. Conditions can be set to prevent coughs or one-word comments from triggering camera changes. Other features include manual override and the ability to prioritize microphones.

Both VOX models feature a 1RU breakout box hardware interface. VOX features eight microphone inputs, and multiple VOX boxes can be cascaded to support up to 104 microphones. VOX Lite supports four microphones. Both versions include camera control software for Panasonic and Sony robotic cameras.

“For productions with limited resources, VOX Lite offers automated audio-follow-video functionality at an incredible price point,” said Steve Ellis, general manager, Broadcast Pix. “It’s a great way for local radio stations to stream video to the Web or small towns that want to improve meeting coverage without increasing staff requirements.”

VOX Lite has an MSRP of $3,500, which includes the breakout box and software. For a limited time, VOX Lite is available as part of a bundled package with the entry-level Flint LE, which supports three HDMI or analog inputs, for $9,995. VOX Lite can also be bundled with Flint LX (four SDI or HDMI inputs) for $12,495 or Flint LS (six inputs in multiple configurations) for $15,495 through June 30. All three Flint models include two additional network inputs, which are ideal for presentations and Web-based content from remote computers, as well as an internal audio mixer.

About Broadcast Pix Founded in 2002, Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated production switchers, with customers in more than 110 countries. Available in several configurations, from compact systems with end-to-end integration to large-scale systems for high-end live productions, Broadcast Pix switchers include CG, dual clip stores, file-based macros, external control software, and customizable multi-view and virtual sets with patented control options. Broadcast Pix also offers ReVue next generation slow motion systems, fX3D real-time 3D graphics, Rapid CG dynamic graphic playout software, and VOX voice-automated live video production, each designed to enhance our highly integrated live production switchers. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, government, religious, sports, streaming, and visual radio studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, Flint, Fluent, Granite, Mica and VOX are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

Hal Leonard Publishes Behind The Boards II

More of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Records Revealed

Montclair, NJ – (May 29, 2014) – Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published Behind The Boards II, by Jake Brown. The initial volume of Behind the Boards was the first definitive rock-record producer’s anthology of its kind, taking readers inside the studio to experience the creation of life-changing music by the biggest artists and bands in music history!

Behind the Boards II: The Making of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Records Revealed takes fans inside the creation of still more legendary rock gems, including “Hotel California” by the Eagles; “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” by the Clash; “Rocketman” by Elton John; “Ziggy Stardust” by David Bowie; “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones; “The Thrill Is Gone” by B.B. King; “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” by Lou Reed; such Beatles classics as “I Am the Walrus,” “Helter Skelter,” and “Give Peace a Chance”; as well as still more hits by Def Leppard, Billy Idol, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Thorogood, the Police, Jackson Browne, Survivor, Foo Fighters, the Stone Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Heart, Joe Satriani, Rick Derringer, Peter Frampton, Huey Lewis & the News, Tool, Jon Bon Jovi, Daughtry, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, Tracy Chapman, Steve Miller, Simple Minds, Foreigner, and many more!

A skilled writer and music biographer, Brown brings the reader into the studio by seamlessly oscillating between narration and interview, weaving together the history and context surrounding these classic recordings with the voices of those who were there, behind the boards. Behind The Boards II is a fascinating collection of tales of the technical and human elements behind some of the greatest music of all time.

About the Author

Jake Brown is an award-winning music biographer. His catalog consists of 35 published books including authorized books co-written with living guitar legend Joe Satriani, 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Heart, celebrated rock drummer Kenny Aronoff, heavy metal icon Motorhead, and the late hip-hop pioneer Tupac Shakur. Also to Brown’s credit is the Nashville Songwriter – featuring interviews with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and others. He has appeared on national television networks, including Fuse TV and Bloomberg TV. Brown lives in Nashville.

Behind The Boards II
$24.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00120810
ISBN: 9781480350601
Width: 6.0″?Length: 9.0″
304 pages

For more information, please visit http://www.halleonardbooks.com – Hal Leonard Books – An Imprint of Hal Leonard.

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Indie Rock Band Wolf Alice Takes HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Performer 2 Console On UK Tour

LONDON, United Kingdom – Wolf Alice, an alternative indie rock band, recently bought a HARMAN’s Soundcraft Si Performer 2 console for its tour throughout Scotland and England. While running the latest Si Performer V1.6 software, FOH and Monitor Engineer Andy Robinson improved the efficiency, workflow and sound reproduction of the band drastically with the new Si Performer 2 console.

This Si Performer 2 console came equipped with 24 channels and a Mini Stagebox, offering an additional 32 channels as well as a Cat5 Dual MADI card for the connection. An Si Dante card was also purchased for multi-track recording purposes, allowing the band to review its own performances between shows.

“We wanted a console with onboard reverb and effects, to eliminate a lot of the outboard gear when traveling between tour destinations,” said Robinson. “The Si Performer really shines when its recallable functions allow house engineers to recall features and settings for their specific needs. In fact, this is the best console to leave other engineers with, as it only takes them five minutes to learn how to use it for mixing a live show. The design is so simple yet effective, and that is why we use Soundcraft.”

“The new V1.6 software is great, the pre-dynamic send pick offs allow me to compress the vocals in FOH heavier. The FOH experience has been transformed, now that I can do monitors and compressors on one channel,” said Robinson.

For Wolf Alice, the main goal is to replicate the natural sound of the band’s recordings, while adding effects for the drums and vocals. Due to the space constrictions at some of the venues, the band needed a console with a small form factor that could be easily operated on the fly, while handling at least 19 channels for the four vocals, two guitars and one bass guitar. The Si Performer offers this package in an intuitive design, decreasing time needed for patching, line checks and tweaking.

“I love how great it sounds, especially when compared to other desks,” Robinson added. “I can really hear the compressors working, and they do exactly what I want them to do. Also, the EQ’s are responsive; I can hear even the slightest 3dB adjustments, giving me more control. The entire system can be tweaked offstage with the iPad app. None of the other consoles in the market can compete at this size.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 15,200 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.1 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2014.

Use a Third-Party Touchscreen with Extron Pro Series Control Processors

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the TLI Pro 101 TouchLink Interface. This revolutionary new interface allows a third party touchscreen display to be used as a point of control with Extron Pro Series control systems. The TLI Pro 101 includes a scaled HDCP-compliant HDMI input for video preview. The scaled output supports displays from 800×600 to 1920×1200, as well as HDTV 1080p/60 and 2K. The TLI Pro 101 works with any Extron IP Link Pro control processor, enabling third party touchscreen devices to be used for complete, interactive control of a broad range of source devices. more

Alcorn McBride’s Touch for iOS with iBeacons make INFOCOMM Debut

Now iOS devices can react automatically to locations throughout a facility using Alcorn McBride’s Touch for iOS and Apple’s new iBeacons. Maintenance and Operations personnel equipped with an iPad or other iOS device will be presented with an automatically selected user interface, depending upon where they are. Alcorn McBride will be showing Touch for iOS with iBeacons at InfoComm14 where the company will occupy booth # N427 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 18-20

iBeacons allow any iOS device such as an iPad running Alcorn McBride’s Touch user interface to react automatically to their location within any facility. For example, diagnostic screens can appear automatically as maintenance personnel move from one piece of equipment to another. Or a museum docent conducting a guided tour can be presented with screen tailored to their needs as they approach each exhibit.

iBeacons are tiny devices that require no external power source and can be located anywhere throughout a facility. Alcorn McBride’s touch software makes it easy to configure what screens appear when near each iBeacon.

Touch for iOS allows users to create beautiful graphical interfaces to control an entire facility by communicating wirelessly with Alcorn McBride show controllers such as the V16 Pro, V4 Pro or V-Core.

Touch for iOS is available in the Apple App store for $10. iBeacons are available from a variety of sources, and cost about $35 each.

About Alcorn McBride:
Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications. Staffed by some of the industry’s best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market. A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design. The company’s products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.alcorn.com.

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